After many ups and downs, including stays at various Twin Cities homeless shelters, LaTanya enrolled in YWCA St. Paul’s Transitional Housing Program. While eager to make a fresh start with her children, she felt alone and scared.
Once in the program, LaTanya’s fears were quickly put to rest. “I knew I had a family at the YWCA,” she said. Through this new community of support, LaTanya learned about her rights as a tenant, learned to manage her finances and improved her job search skills.Through it all, YW case managers were there to remind her that her hard work would soon pay off.
Within two years, her hard work had paid off: LaTanya had graduated from THP, was working as a Personal Care Attendant and was living in a house with her kids. She’s working to complete her associate’s degree in health, and hopes to continue on in school for pediatrics. “I’m excited to see what the next stage of my life brings,” she said.
“I’m excited to see what the next stage of my life brings.”—LaTanya